Chaini Parwani –
Published On: October 11, 2021 at 19:41 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched the Indian Space Association (ISpA) via video-conferencing, and, on the occasion, also connected with representatives of the Space Industry.
Prime Minister Modi stated “Indian Space Association (ISpA) will act as a single-window and independent agency on matters related to space technology.”
Further PM Modi highlighted ‘four pillars’ of space technology: freedom for innovation in private sector, a Government which plays the role of enabler and not handler, preparing youngsters for future, and treating the space sector as a resource for the progress of the common man.
Furthermore, PM Modi stated that it is the time for exponential, and not linear innovation.
Adding to it PM Modi observed that this growth is attainable only when the Government plays the role of an enabler, and not the handler.
However, the Government is sharing its proficiency, and delivering launch pads for the private sector. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is being unlocked for the private sector, PM Modi further added.
PM Modi also accentuated how the space sector earlier used to be correspondent with the ruling exception.
PM Modi stated “We introduced innovation to this field. We also gave the mantra of cooperation between the Centre and start-ups.”
The Prime Minister highlighted that ISpA’s launch was occuring on a day when the world acknowledges the International Day of the Girl Child.
Remembering the observance of women scientists involved with India’s Mars mission, he said he was hopeful that reforms in space sector would encourage more women participation.